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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is the longest and highest aqueduct in Great Britain. It is a Grade I Listed Building and a World Heritage Site, carrying the Llangollen Canal over the River Dee. 

The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is a very popular attraction where you can enjoy a walk or a boat trip along the canal. 

Some interesting facts:

  • Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is 1,007ft (307m) long and 126ft (38m) high
  • Pontcysyllte Aqueduct was built by Thomas Telford and William Jessop
  • Completed in 1805, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct took nearly 10 years to design and build
  • Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is drained every 5 years for maintenance work to take place

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